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Meet Our Team

Anne Bianchi, MS, RD

Anne Bianchi, MS, RD has been a Registered Dietitian for 30 years. She received her undergraduate degree in Medical Dietetics from Wayne State University in Detroit and her Master’s Degree in Nutrition from Eastern Michigan University. She has been with District Health Department # 10 for 25 years. Currently, Anne is the WIC Program Director and oversees 12 WIC clinics serving over 8500 residents and migrants. Anne participates on many local, state and national committees. She is a member of our agency’s leadership team, as well as several task forces, where she is involved in CQI and developing policy.  Anne serves on the State’s Nutrition and Outreach workgroup. She also is involved with PHAB National Accreditation and a MIHP/WIC CQI project for coordination of services and coordinates the Lead Prevention project for 21 counties.  Anne is a co-project coordinator for the CDC/NWA grant “Community partnerships for Healthy Mothers and Children”. 

Sally Mellema

Health Educator

Sally's work includes both individual and community level projects to improve healthy lifestyle habits like eating healthy and being active. Sally is no stranger to Lake County. She's a graduate of Mason County Central High School. She went to college at Grand Valley State University for Exercise Science and now is working on her Masters degree in Public Health from Michigan State University. She's been an active member of the Lake County Community Food Council since it started and also is part of a regional level group for creating healthy lifestyles in communities. As the mom of two young children, she understands and values the work that makes being healthy easier for families( and everyone!). 

Meryl Smith, MA, RD

Meryl Smith, MA, RD has been a Registered Dietitian for 30 years. She received her undergraduate degree in Dietetics at SUNY at Oneanta and her Master’s degree in Nutrition from NYU. She has been with District Health Department #10 and the WIC program for 20 years,  doing high risk counseling and certifying families. She is also a Certified Lactation Specialist and provides support and education to pregnant and breastfeeding women in addition to mentoring the breastfeeding peer counselors. Meryl participates on the MDHHS WIC Nutrition Education Advisory Team as well as the Board of the Lakeshore Resource Network in Mason County. Currently, Meryl is the project manager for the CDC/NWA grant “Community Partnerships for Healthy Mothers and Children” for Lake County and previously Oceana County.